Dangerous Practices That Cause Truck Accidents
Driving the largest vehicles on the road, at the highest speeds, for the longest distances, carrying some of the most hazardous transportable materials—that’s what many truck drivers do every day for a living. Therefore, it’s essential that truck drivers and their employers refrain from the dangerous practices that cause truck accidents. Any risky, careless, negligent, […]
Common Truck Accident Scenarios
Sharing the highway with the large commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) known as big rigs, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers can be daunting—and for good reason. Passenger vehicle drivers know that smaller cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks are no match for these giant commercial cargo transporters. There are a number of factors that make trucking accident scenarios […]
How To Prevent Truck Accidents
Most truck accidents are preventable. Human error is the top cause of accidents involving large commercial trucks in Texas and across the nation. Although you cannot control the actions of truck drivers or their employers, you can control your own behaviors behind the wheel. Learning how to prevent truck accidents is essential for any motorist […]
Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue
Studies have shown that the effect of not sleeping for 18 hours is equivalent to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent—the legal threshold for drunk driving. Truck driver fatigue is a pervasive problem in the commercial trucking industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines fatigue as the result of physical or […]
Child Killed and Six Others Injured in Arizona School Bus Crash
On Sunday, August 28th, a child was killed and six others seriously injured when a school bus traveling on an Arizona highway was rear-ended by a big rig truck. The bus was then pushed into a van and became entangled in a pileup. The eastbound lanes of I-40 were shut down for hours as a […]
How Is a Truck Accident Case Litigated?
Most motorists have had an auto accident at some point in their lives. However, very few have been involved in crashes with trucks. This lack of familiarity can make it a bit challenging to know what to expect out of the truck accident litigation process.
What Happens When Truck Drivers Violate Regulations?
What happens when truck drivers violate regulations? The safety regulations put in place to protect truck drivers and those who share the road with them are an essential aspect of highway safety. When these regulations are broken, accidents—and fatalities—become much more probable. Below, we’ll examine a few of the most common safety violations and the […]
Signs That a Trucker Is Driving Unsafely
When you’re in a regular-sized vehicle, driving around semi-trucks can induce stress and anxiety because they’re so much bigger. It can be even more worrisome when you suspect the trucker is not driving safely. They might seem tired, not be paying attention, or they’re being reckless. When this happens, they could cause an accident with […]
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Truck Accident Claim?
After a collision with a tractor trailer, no matter if the truck jackknifed, rolled over, or rear-ended you, you could have debilitating, life-changing injuries. You might feel like a lawsuit will be too much to add to your life when you already have a lot on your plate from your physical, emotional, and financial losses. […]
New Trucking Platform Revolutionizes the Industry
Hundreds of trucking companies, particularly single-vehicle operators and shippers, are flocking to a digital freight startup out of Scottsdale, Arizona, to optimize their truckloads and cargo. Emerge, a cloud-based freight contract optimization start-up has created a new, private marketplace for shippers, connecting them to carrier rates to completely fill their truckloads and not fall susceptible […]